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The Unofficial Bengals Podcast
41 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Episode 103 - Jets Game Review & Dolphins Preview
In this episode, I take a deep dive into the upcoming game against the undefeated Miami Dolphins - Tua, Waddle, Hill & the rest of their roster, and areas of concerns and strategic ideas for both the Bengals' offense and defense.Then I review the victory against the Jets from all aspects - observations, headlines, game flow, coaching, and analysis of key plays, as well as the sacks/hits on Burrow, individual performances, Boyd, Higgins, Hendrickson, Reader, Awuzie, OL, and so much more.The downright beautiful Monika MC's, and future G.O.A.T. Evan McPherson lends his support to what we're doing over here!I know you got me on this: No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!
65 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Episode 102 - Cowboys Game Review & Jets Preview
In this chock full episode of Bengals talk, I review the Cowboys game in all aspects - the headlines, Joe Burrow, key plays, observations, the sacks, individual performances, the strategy, the coaching, what went right...and what went wrong. I also relate to the diehard Bengal fan's emotional rollercoaster that loving a team can bring.The McLeavey Minute discusses the game, front office, and words of caution about Joe Burrow's future if things keep going like they have the first 2 weeks.Justin Lacey discusses the game, the team's outlook for the upcoming games, and the constant battle with the national media.Then I preview the Jets game, complete with offensive and defensive analysis of our opponent, and my proposed strategic approach to this game.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson once again lends his support to the show.And through it all, one thing consistently rings true - no one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!
66 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Episode 101 - Steelers Game Review & Cowboys Preview
A review of the Week 1 game against the Steelers with commentary, headlines, observations, analysis of key plays & coaching, a breakdown of the sacks and turnovers, game flow, and individual performances, including Ja'Marr and Joe Burrow. A comprehensive journey through game 1!The McLeavey Minute focuses on why we lost the game, and Justin Lacey has some inspirational words for the entire fan base.Then, I preview the upcoming Cowboys game, complete with concerns, strategic ideas for offense, defense, and special teams, and predictions.The other-worldly Monika, MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his support.No one reviews or previews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!
98 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
Episode 100 - 100th Episode Celebration & Steelers Game Preview
An epic, jam-packed episode to celebrate the 100th episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!In this episode, I tell a quick story on how the podcast came about, review the current headlines, injuries, and roster moves, as well as preview the Week 1 game against the Steelers - including their roster, and strategies & concerns for when we are on both offense and defense.Then, a roundtable discussion with our esteemed panelists - longtime regulars of the show, Tom McLeavey and Justin Lacey, as well as Bengals' expert Jordan Heinz from The Sports Dude Heinz Show & Whodey Nation News to talk about our divisional and conference rivals.Then...KC Norris stops by to talk about the schedule and what games present the most challenges to the Bengals, as only KC Norris can.Some OG's stop in to wish the podcast well on the 100th, such as Sans, Seb Talks Sports, and Corey O'Neal from the Greased Pole Podcast.The lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson, La'el Collins, and the Madd Backer, Adrian Ross lend their stamp of approval. (Two TUBP records - the longest episode to date, and 12 different voices!)What a ride it's been - a bucket list dream come true. I look forward to the next 100 and beyond.And the only thing I ask of you is to remember...no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!
29 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Episode 99 - Final Roster 2022
In this episode, I review the headlines from the joint practices, analyze the 3rd preseason game, and I give my version of the 53-man roster, practice squad, PUP list, and cuts.The roster is my wheelhouse in covering this team - I go over the starters, backups, and the reasons why some players will make the team, and some players won't, along with my strategies if I were the GM of the Cincinnati Bengals...The lovely Monika MC's, and The Man, Evan McPherson, lends his stamp of approval.I promise you that no one reviews the Bengals final 53-man roster quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
34 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Episode 98 - Preseason Game 2 Review
In this episode, I review the headlines, the roster moves, the injuries, the Thad Moss block, and all of the breakdowns from preseason game #2. A 30-minute quick dive into all things Bengals that is intended to get you through the week!Dax Hill, Cordell Volson, the rookie defensive linemen, the play of the backup QB's, Chris Evans, Kendric Pryor, the return of Jessie Bates, the disrespect from 'the NFL's top 100 players' list, and much, much more.Tom McLeavey stops in for another 'McLeavey Minute', the lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson lends his voice to the podcast for a quick promo.I promise you, no one reviews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
38 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
Episode 97 - Preseason Game 1 Review
A review of the current Bengals' headlines as well as a deep dive into the first preseason game of the 2022 season, including the offensive line play, Dax Hill, Chris Evans, Carter & Gunter on the d-line, the trials and tribulations of an NFL prospect trying to make it to the big show, who showed up and who didn't - and much, much more.I break down the performance of the position groups, as well as the injuries, the players who were waived, a plea to the front office regarding fixing the backup offensive line, and some thoughts on how to approach preseason game 2 against the Giants.Get your Bengals fix right here as we lead up to game #2 - and remember...No one reviews a Bengals game quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
56 minutes | Aug 4, 2022
Episode 96 - Training Camp Review
Training camp is in full swing, and The Unofficial Bengals Podcast breaks down all of the headlines, reviews of the practices, transactions, injuries, roster battles, and a bunch of other news.Justin Lacey stops in with some words on the AFC North race, Ja'Marr Chase, Hayden Hurst, Jessie Bates, and a message to the team on how to avoid the 'Super Bowl Hangover'.Then I answer the questions submitted to the 'Hobson's Choice' column on bengals.com, including the white uniforms, Carman v. Volson, the number 4 WR, Perine v. Evans, Dax Hill in 3 safety packages, and much more.The lovely and talented Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson gives TUBP a shout out - which goes to show...no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
70 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Episode 95 - Training Camp Preview
Keeping tabs on the Bengals roster is one of my favorite things to do, and this episode does just that! I discuss each position group, player by player, regarding where they stand on the team, how they can contribute, and what this season may have in store for them. It's a deep, lighthearted dive into what we can expect this year, and why we're going to contend for another Super Bowl.I also give my perspective on current Bengals' headlines, including The Ring of Honor, the new helmets, the PUP list, selling out season tickets, stadium naming rights, Mr. Brown's press conference, and of course, Joe Burrow's appendicitis.The gorgeous Monika MC's, Legatron McPherson lends his voice for a promo, and the acoustic bass guitar is cookin'!Break in the start of the season the right way with some heartfelt, thorough, earnest, informative Bengals talk.And please always remember...No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
71 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Episode 94 - The Joe Danneman Interview
This may be the quintessential episode of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast...Joe Danneman, who closely covers the Bengals for Fox19 News in Cincinnati, stops in for a series of amazing behind-the-scenes stories about so many interesting Bengals topics:- On the field with a camera for Evan McPherson's game winning kick in the playoffs against Tennessee, and the up close interactions/reactions of Burrow, Mixon, Boyd and Co.- Covering the Bengal's Super Bowl on the field with A-List celebrities nearby in onfield boxes, and a camera roaming the sidelines - and having access during media week- His interview with Vontaze Burfict after the 2015 Playoff loss against the Steelers- His viral 'interview gone bad' interview with Adam Jones after an arrest- Up close 'eye test' observations on La'Ell Collins and Cameron Taylor-Britt from OTA's- Cincinnati stories, how the pass rush is the hidden key to repeating last year's success, Ring of Honor, Hall of Fame, and even a quick 'Bengals Word Association' gameNo lie, this episode is special, and props to Joe Danneman for taking the time to do an hour-long interview and not pull any punches - a true professional, good guy, and class act.Then, I go over some Bengals headlines, the lovely Monika MC's, and Evan McPherson gives the episode his stamp of approval.Don't miss this episode - and please remember...No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Episode 93 - OTA's
In this episode I review the news from OTA's - the progress of the rookies, Joe Burrow and the skill position players, Coach Callahan's approach to improving the team, Ja'Marr Chase in the slot, Tee Higgins' shoulder, the injury list, Chris Henry's son, the lack of the respect the Bengals are still getting, some news from across the NFL, and more!Then I take on the questions that were asked on the Hobson's Choice column on Bengals.com ranging from the trenches, to the roster, to potential personnel moves, and more.The lovely Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval. Enough Bengals talk here to get you through for a little while, in an episode the length of your average sitcom!No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
53 minutes | May 26, 2022
Episode 92 - 2022 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule Release
A thorough review of the Bengal's 2022 schedule from top to bottom - the matchups, the order, the road games, the busy primetime schedule, weather, travel, and breaking the season into 4 sections.This episode also covers headlines, undrafted free agents, and a dive into the psyche of players - from Jessie Bates to Ryan Tannehill. I also take on some questions that were submitted to Bengals.com, ranging from Jackson Carman to the Ring of Honor.Tom McLeavey brings another scathing episode of 'The McLeavey Minute' , The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval, and the lovely Monika MC's this 'unique' episode of TUBP.No one talks Bengal's schedule quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
42 minutes | May 5, 2022
Episode 91 - 2022 Draft Analysis
A complete review of the Bengals 2022 draft - philosophies, how the draft went, the draft picks and their impact on the roster, and the strategy of picking hybrid and position-versatile players. I also review the current headlines, such as the Huber extension, Jonah Williams' 5th year option, and more.Then, Sans stops in with his thoughts on the draft and the individual players. Then Justin Lacey discusses the draft, and the impact of drafting 3 DB's on the psyche of Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell.The lovely Monika puts in overtime MC'ing this episode, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals Draft quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
70 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
Episode 90 - 2022 NFL Draft Preview
Welcome to The Unofficial Bengals Podcast 2022 draft preview! In this episode, I review draft strategies, philosophies, and predictions for the Bengals 2022 Draft, as well as some eye-opening observations from the last five drafts that you have to hear.Next, Corey O'Neal from The Greased Pole Podcast delivers a 'Mel Kiper-like' analysis of the draft, with the charismatic, humorous style that has made him a top-level podcaster. Then, Bengals Storm, a Bengals influencer on Instagram, stops in with some draft insights for the Bengals, as well as some interesting anecdotes.Lastly, I give my answers to the questions that Bengal fans have submitted to the 'Hobson's Choice' column on Bengals.com.The charming Monika MC's the whole affair, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one previews a Bengals' draft quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
77 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
Episode 89 - Pre-Draft Roundtable Featuring Tom McLeavey, Sans, & Justin Lacey
A knowledgeable and passionate roundtable discussion with The Unofficial Bengals Podcast team that is guaranteed to get you your Bengals fix, and keep you entertained while we all anxiously await the draft. The differences in style and expertise amongst these talented guests make for some interesting discussions. The 'tell it like it is' honesty of Tom McLeavey, the top-level football knowledge of Sans, and the 'next big star' personality of Justin Lacey make up what I like to call my podcasting 'Dream Team'.In this episode we discuss the best acquisitions, the indoor facility, how Jessie Bates fits into the salary cap, the new OT rules, draft predictions, what to do with the remaining salary cap money for this season, thoughts on our divisional rivals' offseasons, and a rapid-fire Q&A covering left guard, left CB, punter, backup QB, and Coach Taylor's contract extension. Here are timestamps for the various segments::53 - Roundtable Introductions2:22 - Indoor Practice Facility8:02 - Jessie Bates Impact On The Salary Cap17:21 - New OT Rules24:05 - Draft Predictions & Targets32:58 - What To Do With Remaining Salary Cap Money42:58 - Analysis Of Divisional Rivals' Free Agency Moves56:04 - Rapid-Fire Q&A Regarding Best Offseason Move, LG, LCB, P, Backup QB, & Coach Taylor's ExtensionNo one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
58 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Episode 88 - Free Agency
What an exciting first week of free agency! In this episode, I discuss who the Bengals signed, who the Bengals chose not to re-sign, and who the Bengals would like to sign - both from around the league and from our own roster. We welcome aboard the new linemen and tight end, as well as welcome back several key current Bengals, such as Jessie Bates, BJ Hill, and Clark Harris, amongst others.Then, Evan McPhillips from @BengalsStats drops in to review 5 interesting stats from this Super Bowl team, as well as some commentary on the Super Bowl itself. The beautiful Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval! Here are the time stamps for various segments::53 - Free Agent Signings18:08 - Free Agent Departures21:41 - Remaining Free Agents From Our Roster26:26 - Possible Other Free Agent Targets31:48 - @BengalsStats interviewNo one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
76 minutes | Mar 3, 2022
Episode 87 - Position Group Grades, Free Agents, & Biggest Questions
Season 3 of The Unofficial Bengals Podcast gets off to a bombastic start! One of the longest episodes ever, to help fill the void from lack of Bengals football. Your boy never runs out of things to talk about regarding this team!I go over each position group and basically the entire roster with 2021 performance evaluations, I take on questions that were asked of Geoff Hobson from Bengals.com, review current headlines, acknowledge the Bengal MVP's, and then Sans stops by to talk about our current free agents and who he thinks will be, and should be, retained.The lovely and talented Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.No one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!!Here are the timestamps for the segments in this episode:0:53 - Bengals Headlines7:25 - 2021 Bengals MVP's10:00 - TUBP's answers to Hobson's Choice (Bengals.com) Questions20:50 - Sans Breaks Down Our Current Free Agents40:06 - Position Group Grades
68 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Episode 86 - Super Bowl 56 Review
It took a few extra days to get this episode out, because it was tough re-watching the game, but man, what a season! As Joe Burrow said, 'It's a great time to be a Bengal, and a great time to be a fan of Bengals'...so true.This episode is a review of the Super Bowl - all aspects. You can hear the emotion in the voices of myself and the guests. I break down the feelings that go along with a tough loss like this, as well as review the game in detail. Sans talks about where our strategy may have failed us, Justin Lacey gives some inspirational words that can help ease the pain we are feeling, and Tom McLeavey tells it like it is, as always.The beautiful and charming Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.This episode marks the end of Season 2 of the show, and Season 3 promises to take it up a notch, with some player interviews, interesting guests, and new segments.Always remember - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
57 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Episode 85 - Super Bowl 56 Preview
Here we are...Super Bowl Week. It is surreal - if I'm dreaming right now, please don't wake me.This episode is a preview of the Super Bowl, including headlines, strategic ideas, analysis of the Rams, keys to the game, what it's like to spend a lifetime rooting for this team, and much, much more.Sans stops by with some detailed analysis of the keys of the game, I answer some of the biggest questions on Bengals fans minds, and special guest Lukas Armborst from Germany gives an inspirational message to Bengals fans from across the globe.The ravishing and vivacious Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, gives his stamp of approval.This is our time, Bengals fans. Take it all in, and have the time of your lives - our ring is coming just in time for Valentine's Day!You know - no one talks Bengals quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
57 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Episode 84 - AFC Championship Game Review
The Bengals are in the Super Bowl! The Bengals are in the Super Bowl!! THE BENGALS ARE IN THE SUPER BOWL!!!In this episode we celebrate the great success of our favorite team, as well as review the amazing and thrilling AFC Championship Game versus the Chiefs. Headlines, observations, analysis of key plays, individual performances, as well as game flow, and the post-game ceremony.Congratulations to Joe Burrow, Mr. Brown, the front office, the coaching staff, and the players for bringing great success and happiness to Bengals fans all over the world!!Tom McLeavey stops by with some thoughts, and Justin Lacey brings entertaining and informative takes. The lovely Monika MC's, and The Madd Backer, Adrian Ross, lends his stamp of approval.Onto Los Angeles!!No one talks Bengals Super Bowl runs quite like The Unofficial Bengals Podcast!
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